Susan McConnell


Department of Biology, Stanford University

Susan McConnell’s lab focuses on neurogenesis from a developmental standpoint. Specifically, McConnell examines how neurons in the cerebral cortex are produced, assigned a specific identity, or phenotype, and finally the mechanism by which new connections between neurons are formed.


1980 B.A., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Biology

1987 Ph.D., Harvard University, Neurobiology
1989 Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


1989-1995 Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1995-2000 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences (with tenure), Stanford University
2000- Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
2002- Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
School of Medicine
2003- Susan B. Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
2007-2012 Dunlevie Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University


1993 McKnight Scholar, McKnight Foundation
1994 Terman Fellow, Stanford University
1995 SFN Young Investigator Award, Society for Neuroscience
1997 McKnight Investigator, McKnight Foundation
2006 Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences


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